Inside The Secret Games 2019

Robb Report UK mingles with the revellers in the Casino de Monte-Carlo à Monaco.

The Casino de Monte-Carlo must have been the most photographed building on Earth this weekend, as hundreds of selfie-taking trendsetters pouted around its iconic fountain ahead of the World Influencer Awards 2019. Inside meanwhile, the world’s most influential high rollers convened for the inaugural Secret Games – a clandestine Prohibition-themed evening of fine dining and cabaret.

Jean Luc Biamonti, CEO of Monte Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer, invited 120 of the casino’s most loyal customers as something of a thank you for their, well, loyalty. The casino’s stunning Salle Médecin was transformed into a smoky, chandelier-filled speakeasy; food was served by hoodlums with pencil moustaches, while burlesque beauties knocked out Bassey numbers such as Hey Big Spender and Diamonds are Forever, to really get the juices flowing. It was a beautifully measured show of gratitude from the world’s most famous casino.

The immersive evening combined luxury gaming with the decadence of the Roaring Twenties.  PALAIS PRINCIER / PIERRE VILLARD / SBM

 

Guests were treated to a show of jazz, cabaret and comedy, produced by Paris-based creative studio Atelier Lum.  PALAIS PRINCIER / PIERRE VILLARD / SBM

 

Entering the casino through a side door using a secret password, guests were transported to the Prohibition.  PALAIS PRINCIER / PIERRE VILLARD / SBM

 

Pascal Camia, Executive Vice President of Gaming Operations at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer said: “Our exclusive evenings have become not-to-be-missed events for high-end clientele from all over the world, delighted to experience gaming in the pure Monte-Carlo style: festive, surprising and stirring up unforgettable emotions.”  ²PALAIS PRINCIER / AXEL BASTELLO / SBM

 

The evening’s four courses were prepared by Thierry Saez Manzanares, Executive Chef at Casino de Monte-Carlo.  ²PALAIS PRINCIER / AXEL BASTELLO / SBM

 

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.R.H. Princess of Hanover were among the 120 VIP guests from 24 countries.  PALAIS PRINCIER / PIERRE VILLARD / SBM

 

The show was inspired by American film director Busby Berkeley, and starred the singer, actress and model Caroline Vreeland.  ²PALAIS PRINCIER / AXEL BASTELLO / SBM

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